Aria Pro II FA-71 2002 – A very nice Johnny Smith-style 17 inch archtop, It features maple side/back, spruce top, and a floating pickup with controls mounted on the pickguard. EC, HSC $895.
Epiphone Deluxe Zephyr Regent circa 1947 – An interesting example of a Epiphone archtop from the 1940s. A 17 inch maple body with a hand carved spruce top and cutaway. The single replacement P90 pickup in the center position is coupled with a volume/tone control. VGC NC $1995.
Gibson CS-336F 2011 – “Stunning” doesn’t quite describe this guitar. A ES-336 guitar from the Custom division with uber flame maple body and a beautiful Tangerine Burst finish. NMC HSC $3495.
Gibson ES-135 1996 – One of my favorite Gibson’s to play the blues. This semi-hollow body has a sunburst finish, cutaway, and two P100 pickups. The internal maple center block is not connected to the guitar’s back, so it has a rounder tone. VGC+, HSC $1195.
Gibson L-50 late 30s – This is one you don’t see very often. A early version of the acoustic L-50 archtop when it was only less than 15 inches wide on the lower bout and had a round soundhole, instead of F-holes. Think old times blues, Robert Johnson-style. That’s the vibe it gives off. Hope to get this one on the sales floor very soon. VGC-, HSC $2195.
Ibanez AF-200 Prestige 2014 – The Japanese-made Prestige series has produced some nice instruments. Here’s a 16-inch sunburst archtop with a maple body and spruce top that will not disappoint you at the gig. EC, HSC $1195.
Ibanez AM-205 Prestige 2014 – A maple semi-hollowbody offering with a violin sunburst finish. The smaller body makes it extremely comfortable to play. EC, HSC $1195.
Harmony H1215 1957 – A cool old acoustic archtop guitar from the 50s in a sunburst finish and that actually plays great! VGC+, SC $250.
Rickenbacker 360-12MG 2005 – This is as clean as a natural 360 12-string can be. You gotta come down and play this one if you like the Beatles or the Byrds. IT IS THE SOUND! NMC, HSC $1850.
Vega C-71 Dual Tron 1940s – This blonde, non-cutaway, 16 inch, electric archtop is pretty cool. It has a large tortoise guard, plastic covered pickup, and volume/tone controls mounted to the tailpiece. EC, HSC $2195.